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Student Services Department
550 Alabama Ave
Memphis, TN 38105
admissions@tcatmemphis.edu
(901) 543-6169

General Admission Requirements

  • Program enrollment is based on a first-come, first-served basis by date of completed application. (A completed application includes all items required for enrollment.)
  • Persons seeking admission to a college must be at least 18 years of age or have a high school diploma or equivalent. For full-time programs, the applicant must declare an occupational objective and demonstrate reasonable potential for achieving that objective.
  • All persons who are required to register for the Federal Draft under 50 U.S.C. App. Section 453 are not eligible to enroll in any post-secondary school until they have registered with selective service.

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Program-Specific Admission Requirements

Educational and admission requirements vary from program to program. 

Truck Driving

Must have a high school diploma or HSE

Must be at least 21 years of age

Must pass Certified Medical Exam required by the Department of Transportation

Must hold a valid Tennessee Driver’s license.

Must submit motor vehicle report establishing no more than two moving violations within the last three years and no DUI or DWI convictions within the last 5 years

Must pass substance abuse test conducted by a TCAT endorsed drug bank.

 

Note: Learner’s Permits must be obtained no later than the 10th day of class. A second attempt is acceptable; however, the 10th day of class maximum limit is firm.

STUDENTS THAT DO NOT OBTAIN THEIR PERMIT WITHIN THE 10TH DAY OF CLASS TIME LIMIT WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM THE TRUCK DRIVING PROGRAM. SUSPENDED STUDENTS MUST RE-APPLY FOR ENROLLMENT IF THEY DECIDE TO CONTINUE PURSUING THEIR CDL.

Practical Nursing

For more information regarding the practical nursing program, please contact Tanya Looney at (901) 543-6927.

Pharmacy Technician

For entrance into the Pharmacy Technician program, a student must have a high school or GED/HiSET diploma and a satisfactory physical exam with all required immunizations. Students in the program are subject to drug testing and background screening.

Dental Assistant

In addition to regular admission requirements, applicant must:

Take the Compass Test

Furnish the school with two (2) work references or character references. (Relatives are not considered acceptable references.)

Submit the following required documents within the designated time frame:

High school and /or college transcript

Two letters of reference

Evidence of a recent physical examination by a licensed physician or nurse practitioner

Writing sample

Resume of work history

Cosmetology

Prerequisites for the instructor trainee certificate include a high school diploma and a current Cosmetology license.